The son of Libya’s late leader Muammar Gaddafi has been
excluded from running in the 24 December presidential
Local media reported that the electoral commission rejected
the candidacy of several applicants including Saif al-Islam
Gaddafi, citing “legal reasons”.
Gaddafi had sparked controversy after he announced he
would run for president.
He is wanted by the International Criminal Court for alleged
war crimes and murder committed when his father ruled the
North African country.
The application of strongman Khalfa Haftar has also caused a
stir in the country as he is facing criminal charges in the US
courts, but it is unclear if he’s among those whose application
have been rejected.
Libyan military prosecutors had asked the electoral
commission to stop processing the candidacy paperwork of
both Gaddafi and Haftar until they answer questions over the
accusations. Sixty people submitted applications to run for
president of Libya by Monday’s deadline.